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Southampton History Speaks

Southampton History Speaks is a podcast series showcasing the research and teaching interests of history staff at the University of Southampton. We welcome listeners of all stripes: history buffs, other academics, and students who want to get a head start on expanding their knowledge. Episodes span a broad time period and range of topics, from Cleopatra’s Egypt, to the Space Age, to the War on Terror.

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Chris Woolgar on Food in Medieval England

Chris Woolgar, Professor of History and Archival Studies, speaks to Rachel Herrmann about food in medieval England

52mins

18 May 2017

Rank #1

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Craig Lambert and Gary Baker on English maritime shipping

Craig Lambert, Lecturer in Humanities, and Gary Baker, former Research Fellow, speak to Rachel Herrmann about medieval and early modern English maritime shipping

39mins

16 Sep 2016

Rank #2

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History Admissions at the University of Southampton

Christer Petley, Chris Fuller, Rachel Herrmann, and other staff members discuss the history degree, and offer admissions advice for prospective applicants

29mins

20 Jun 2016

Rank #3

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Mark Stoyle on Cannibals, Witches, and the English Civil War

Mark Stoyle, Professor of Early Modern History, speaks to Rachel Herrmann about cannibals, witches, and the English Civil War

27mins

19 Apr 2016

Rank #4

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Maria Hayward on Tudor and Stuart Material Culture

Maria Hayward, Professor of Early Modern History, speaks to Rachel Herrmann about the clothing of Charles II and Henry VIII, how early modern males turn our ideas of accessorizing upside down, and about what sorts of material culture students can use in their own research and writing.

33mins

10 Feb 2016

Rank #5